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news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the dri
that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> an on-ramp to the bay bridge is closed not making many morning commuters happy. >> no. not at all. if you are trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 nor
mostly sunny skies with a high of 58 on average in san francisco. look at ocean beach. beautiful. it will be 3 degrees above that for this time of year. a little bit warmer than average. what a difference is week makes. we'll have the forecast but first is ann. >>> several teenagers were found in possession of pipe bombs. that is the bomb squad detonating a large explosive in pleasant hill. according to witnesses, three juveniles were arrested last night after they used a pipe bomb to blow up a mailbox. witnesses gave a description of the suspects' suv which was found with another bomb inside parked in the front lot of college park high school. investigators say the juveniles admitted to only having the two pipe bombs. >>> u.s. supreme court dives into the debate over same-sex marriage. justices have agreed to review california's prop 8. as john black stone tells us that means gay marriages are still on holiday cross the state. >> reporter: for five months in 2008 same sex couples in california could marry really. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when g
and on foot. >> a san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic 16-year-old girl. this man was arraigned today. charges range from child molestation to rape of an incompetent person. atkinson is accused ofcd abducting the girl. the girl walked away november 27thment the staff lost track of the girl at the fruit veil bart station. police say the man grabbed the girl took her back to his home in san francisco, and repeatedly raped her over the course of several days. >> this is by far one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career as a police officer. someone as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this statture. >> the girl escaped. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find the man they arrested. >> well, in the east bay, people living in a number of communities are worried about their safety tonight. with the measure last month, supervisors have to close as many as four fire stations. the candidates include stations in walnut creek and clayton. >> you never know what time of day or night. it could mean difference between five minutes a
. that suspect saw dozens of officers there and surrendered. >> amazing video. >>> 4:31 now. a san francisco police sergeant is under investigation over over a video on facebook. in elizabeth wenger is in san francisco with the video that was recorded. >>> this video all over the net. it makes you think why would a san francisco cop ever do this to begin with? we should know he is changing his story now but that video essentially shows the driver starting here at larkin and broadway going through, gunning it through the broadway tunnel, all the way towards chinatown. let's check out that video now. [ sound of engine revving ] >> reporter: so that's the clip of what was posted on the sergeant's page. it appears to show him driving 100 miles per hour in a lamborghini through the broadway tunnel in just seconds. now, there's no way to actually identify who is driving but in the comments section of his facebook page, he even bragged, we were all drunk. folks we talked to say they were mostly shocked. >> there is no points for being smart. >> probably not the smartest thing for someone to do espe
and san francisco police put the brakes on the officer who posted video of his high-speed joyride through the broadway tunnel. i'm catherine heenan. shelter in place that's what people were told to do after a huge fire plant in fremont. kamal our big concern for the public is very toxic tis the season to be worried about thieves. are doing to make holidy shoppers feel safer, and he had fun fun fun, but the san francisco police officer who raced his lamborghini through the broadway tunnel has spent his last shift on the tonight at eight. >> this is video. enjoy writing. there are reports that he commented that they were drunk. he was enjoy writing.there were two or writiy they were jo joy riding.. under the rule of order misconducted is classified at any breach of reflective to the dead could be considered on officer like. it is-unofficer like i wonder why they would put this on facebook? in the meantime he could lose his job? is that likely? it is not likely because it is still early. the ethics committee is still during their investigation. however, the sergeant said that when they told
have firefighters and san francisco police here on scene. they were able to cap whatever that break was, that water main break over here. let me tell you how it happened. we have video from earlier. you can see just how high the water was gushing. just before 4:00 this morning san francisco police were trying to pull over a car for a minor traffic violation and then that car crashed into a fire hydrant. right now it is a suspected dui. we were told this basically san francisco police tried to pull over that car right around 4th and howard and the driver crashed at folsom and essex. the driver was taken into custody. we aren't sure if that driver sustained any injuries. earlier on footage we were able to see the driver being taken away in some kind of neck brace. we aren't sure about the status of that driver at this point in time. but we had unconfirmed reports that that car over there in that corner is actually a rental car so we don't know where the driver is from. we hope to get more information. i think my photographer made a good point, hopefully that driver had insurance. it appea
happened before the discovery of two people found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. joe vasquez on how the brutal crime went down, and the cryptic aliases the suspects went by. >> reporter: according to court document, the two male sense, one carrying a gun, went inside this home at 3733 san bruno avenue, assaulted the male victim, steven reed, then tied his hands behind his back. then prosecutors say the suspects beat the female victim, 19-year-old audrey prado, hog-tied her averages to her ankles, then gagged her with a sock. last night, a resident here told linda yi that the police took key evidence away including bedding. >> like what? >> a computer , mattresses, like, beds. >> reporter: after they drove away, police believe one of the suspects shot steven in the neck. both victims were dumped on a sidewalk a half mile away. steven reed was dead. prado is still in the hospital. >> whether they were trying to send a message, or facilitate in the beating and the shooting is still not clear. >> reporter: five of the suspects were arrested at this home in hercules
see traffic moving okay into san francisco. no delays there right now. and a check on the south bay right now, so far, so good northbound 101, 280 also looking good as well as guadalupe parkway. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. developing news from the southland where cal state fullerton will have classes again today. the campus was locked down for eight hours after a suspect ran to the school following a police chase. the suspect was never found but the lockdown was lifted just before midnight. they were wanted for robbery and shooting from a jewelry store chased through three counties before crashing near the fullerton campus. three suspects were arrested, two still at large. one of them ran into a baseball diamond where the los angeles police chief was at a toy giveaway. that suspect brought dozens of officers there and he surrendered as you can see here. >>> there are some things you should not post online, a lot of stuff. this is one of them. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth wenger is in san francisco with the story of a video that has a police sergeant in hot
're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san fr
. >> and in san francisco: backpacks and briefcases .... blackberries and bottles of tequila. if you've lost any of these items to thieves ... the san francisco police may have some good news for you. >> the officers did a great job recovering in a with like to get it back to the rightful owners. >>pam: developing tonight at eight.. the city of oakland's deal. to stave off a federal takeover of its beleagured police department has brought years of legal battles to a sudden end. kron-4's philippe djegal is live in oakland tonight.. .. with details.. and what this means for the department.. going forward. >> pam, the community town hall meeting tonight at the elementary school in oakland was supposed to be about what the police department is doing to tackle crime. also the economic state of the city. and the jobs it was all discussed but over shattered by even bigger news. in a stunning statement, police our jordan, and mayor jean quan saying that they will not be subject to a federal of pointed receivership. >> we have a filing a later this afternoon on a compromise that has been signed by the
and a man are under arrest for a mysterious murder in san francisco. 26-year-old steven reed was found bound and gagged on the city streets sunday night. he had been shot and died a few hours later. an 18-year-old woman was seriously injured at the same time. police are not saying what led them to the suspects at a home in hercules. >> it was established that there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationships. >> police are still trying to determine where the victims were injured and whether there are any more suspects. a neighbor says investigators took a computer and a mattress from the apartments of one of the suspects. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing 15-year- old sierra lamar is facing new charges in santa clara county court this morning. antolin garcia-torres is accused of trying to carjack three different women i 2009. he was 17 but will be charged as an adult. it all happened in safeway park lots in morgan hill. >>> fire protection is going to be stretched a little thinner contra costa c
60s in the santa rosa, novado, 59 degrees expected for downtown san francisco. as we take a look at your your kron 4 7 day around the bay and plenty of dry days ahead and even some sunshine. >> good morning. not any hotspots is pretty quiet as we head outside the door. we are not seeing any delays for any of the bridges. traffic flowed well for the east shore freeway and also commuting from the nimitz. officealso no metering lights to deal with and the san mateo bridge, some left over moisture but i am assuring you that we're not seeing any moisture or rain. the golden gate looking good. in fact i've been checking with the c h p and no incidences to report with 22 minutes from the novat into the city. >> the storm in the bay area yesterday caused major delays at s-f-o...the f-a-a was reporting delays on arriving and departing flights at around three hours.. this morning there are no delays out of san francisco international this morning. we'll be keeping an eye on delays out of s-f-o, if any, all morning here on the kron four morning news. >> a sinkhole in the east bay is now ev
. a week=long string of rainstorms leaves a trail of area. a huge explosion like a jolt ... a san francisco woman tells kron four her husband fifth was asleep when a tree crashed into their russian hill bedroom. >> i said you need to move, cause our bed was right undeneath it. >>pam: we did not have to look far to find one of the morning's many fender=benders, the golden gate bridge blocked by a head=on collision. >> i think i've made it a mile in the past 45 minutes... >>pam: tonight kron-4 is tracking the storm. on the top right - a live look from our camera atop mount tamalpais. on the bottom right - a live view of the san francisco sky-line. i'm here in the weather jacquelyn bennet... jacquelyn - another day another storm? >>jacqueline: we should expect more white water. >>pam: wet weather-- >> kron4's storm team coverage continues now. haaziq madyun in the east bay - where rain soaked means more fallen trees. rob fladeboe is in the santa cruz mountains - crews there cleaning up a massive mudslide. but first - if you were commuting today - it was no picnic -especially on
that might improve the situation. >>> and overnight news from san francisco. what police officers did that may have saved a newborn baby's life. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, december 12th. >>> we're following developing news in san jose. just hours ago, a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building where children were sleeping. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and spoke to the children's father. good morning, janine. >> reporter: the father told me his family has not slept much but any are breathing a sigh of relief. their little girl was just brought home from the hospital. this is after a truck ran off the road. you can see where the tire marks are here and it ran off the road and plowed down a fence there and smashed into a bedroom. police say the driver of the truck traveling eastbound on taylor veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an apartment at the villa apartments on 23rd street. now, here's a look at the damage inside. the truck crashed into a roo
. >> one person is dead after a house fire in san francisco. firefighters are calling the fire suspicious. they say flames and smoke were coming from the house, afterwards firefighter found a body on the second floor. an arson investigator spend the day looking for clues. >> there is a little bit of suspicion which is why we have it under investigation. >>> a neighbor was taken to the hospital for unknown reasons and they are expecting more information to be released. >>> the victims body was recovered at the off ramp on concord avenue. at this point, the sheriff's office is not releasing any details and at this point it is a homicide. >>> they have now agreed to surrender them to a court appointed director. they averted a federal take over and it comes after the city filed meet a judge's order that it settled a police brutality scandal nearly ten years ago. >> they have been demonstrating to the court and to the public they can produce constitutional policing. >> federal monitors say the report failed on key tasks such as tracking officers and reporting the use of force. >>> new this mor
in the morning. it will be cold. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is in the hotseat after a video reportedly posted by him on facebook went viral. it brags about hitting 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini when going through the broadway tunnel. alan wang is live for us at the tunnel. alan this. >> carolyn, the police officer in question is formerly known as sergeant carl tennenbaum, but he changed his name to sergeant carl t after he was told he could not use a name tag on his uniform that had the nickname carl t on it. >> the facebook page administrator claiming to be san francisco police officer carl t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is sworn to do which is be somebody who is i
sure you have a coat or jacket in the morning. it will be cold. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is in the hotseat after a video reportedly posted by him on facebook went viral. it brags about hitting 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini when going through the broadway tunnel. alan wang is live for us at the tunnel. alan this. >> carolyn, the police officer in question is formerly known as sergeant carl tennenbaum, but he changed his name to sergeant carl t after he was told he could not use a name tag on his uniform that had the nickname carl t on it. >> the facebook page administrator claiming to be san francisco police officer carl t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is s
, very quiet and more tamer than the one in san francisco. wells fargo has special help for people starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with armed robbers hit the location repeatedly. >> they were hard to identify. >> reporter: he says three men have now been identified and arrested. robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. the chp believes they are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. the investigation was difficult because they used stolen cars. investigators had help from the police
. >>> was it a playful planing or playful prank? a san francisco sergeant at first claimed responsibility for a high-speed joyride through a tunnel in town. elizabeth wenger reports. >> reporter: the video is astonishing. he is changing his story but the first question is why. why would a san francisco cop post this on facebook to begin with? the video shows a driver at larkin and zooming top speeds. check this out. that clip was posted on sergeant carl t's facebook page in september. it appears to show him driving 100 miles per hour in the lamborghini through the broadway tunnel in seconds. there is no way to actually identify who is driving. in the comments section of his facebook page he bragged, we were all drunk. some people were surprised who saw the videos. others say since there were no other cars around, no harm, no foul. >> definitely safe. >> is he going to lose his job? that's reckless. >> he only took advantage of it because he is a cop. >> he probably would want to do it differently or not at all. >> reporter: the officer is changing his story. he told a weekly newspaper he wasn't driv
forecast a little later. >> okay spencer thank you. >> major break in bizarre case in san francisco visitation valley. man and woman were found bound and gagged in the middle of the street on sunday night. today police arrested 5 people in hercules connected they say to the crime. vick lee with the very latest on the investigation. >>reporter: police said 5 arrested for the attack on a man and woman found bound and gagged ncaa and dumped on the san francisco street range in age from 19 to 34. one from san francisco. 2 from oakland. and the other 2 have hercules addresses. police made the arrest day after a passing driver found the couple in the middle of russell street in the ingleside district. male victim 26-year-old steven reid died later at san francisco general hospital. police source tells us the suspects are brought in for questioning to the hall of justice yesterday after investigators received ladies from the public. they were later arrested at a house in hercules today in l early morning hours. police spokesman officer says everyone involved knew each other. >> t
francisco at this hour. no delays to report. and finally down in the south bay this is 280 in san jose you can see traffic flowing nicely in both directions. here is rosemary. >> good morning, to you. we are waking up with clear skies this morning. drier conditions pulling in for your weekend. we are dealing with patchy fog in our valley locations. we've got patchy dense fog over areas like novato reporting visibility down to a quarter mile as well as napa. be prepared for those sudden drop off in visibility. santa rosa, petaluma reporting anywhere from 1-2 miles but would worsen -- but could worsen. ridge of high pressure will be building over the pacific in time for friday, saturday, and sunday and again if you are just joining us we are looking at a warming trend. so we're dealing with the fog this morning. afternoon highs will be mild. just a few degrees above what we felt yesterday afternoon. but we'll have more sunshine by the afternoon so it should feel pretty good. and into the weekend we'll deal with a little bit of patchy fog as we start the morning hours. gusty winds is a possib
. >> developing news in san francisco. police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s tonight. he was found near grove and buchanan streets in the western edition. he was shot in the stomach and leg and died at the hospital an hour later. >> a suspect with a violent past is under arrest tonight for attacking a young woman with autism. oakland police say 36-year-old garry atkinson faces kidnapping rape. and the victim a girl with the mind of a six-year-old. >> this is one of the most sickening cases that someone as mr.atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> police say atkinson met her and forced her to his home in san francisco. she was found on a bus two days later. >>> you saw it. the rain is back. it just started to come down across part of the bay area. looking at downtown san francisco. chief meteorologist paul deanno with what we can expect. >> a rough commute tomorrow morning and afternoon as well. cbs 5 high def doppler tracking the rain. enough to show things down. mill valley south of san francisco. richmond. am riville. berkeley getting sho
home in san francisco. she was found on a bus two days later. >>> you saw it. the rain is back. it just started to come down across part of the bay area. looking at downtown san francisco. chief meteorologist paul deanno with what we can expect. >> a rough commute tomorrow morning and afternoon as well. cbs 5 high def doppler tracking the rain. enough to show things down. mill valley south of san francisco. richmond. am riville. berkeley getting showers and heavier showers as you head north towards santa rosa. your commute tomorrow will be wet. showers from north bay down to morgan hill. details on how long the rain will stick around. your entire workweek forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> if the mayan calendar doesn't get us we're due to fall of the fiscal cliff. tonight each side insists the other party's plan is impossible. they're dismissing the president's proposal. democrats complain the gop plan is way too vague. the president won't sign anything that doesn't increase taxes for the wealthy. the gop counter offer calls for raising 800 billion in revenue without raising tax r
that has created a higher surge. this is what it has done in our parking lot here in san francisco, places that you thought may be safe underground a little wet weather here this is minimal compared to what other people are seeing this morning. tomorrow we'll have the second largest one. >> you don't think you are going to be driving through floods in your own garage. >>> those king tides are causing minor flooding in other places besides our garages. scientists tell us they are the result of a unique alignment of the sun, moon and earth. terry mcsweeney joins us from the saint francis yacht club. could this be a glimpse of the future? >> reporter: that's what some are saying. marina boulevard there and right here steps that are no longer available to be stepped only available for wading now because of that high tide that you were talking about. video of what the king tides are doing around san francisco right now, yesterday, today and tomorrow. this is stuff from along marina boulevard at some point you are going to see a walkway submerged, water up where not expected to be. you are going
>>> the san francisco health department issues a warning to gay men about the spread of a communicable disease. good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a meningitis outbreak but it's not happening here. still the health center takes it serious enough to issue a warning. >> reporter: they say an unusually high number of meningitis cases have been reported until the brooklyn area and it's affecting gay men. san francisco may be thousands of miles from the big apple but health officials here worry that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york
into san francisco. >> thank you erica we will begin in san francisco where a bicyclist is injured after colliding with a street sweeper. it happened shortly after midnight. thisb google that shows you where near the intersection of sixth and brennannon streets. >> that is in the city's south of market district. aall we know about the cycle is is that he is a male and was trapped under the street sweeper. it was taken to set this is a general hospital. his interest in not considered life-threatening. >> now to the east bailor after years of legal wrangling in oakland a powerful outside compliance director is now said to oversee reforms at the oakland police department. >> a federal judge side of the plan yesterday. the compliance director will have the power to demote or fire police chief as well as an action plan for carrying whatever form regarding the use of force an alleged racial profiling. >> compliance director's power to oppose this does limit to the command staff of the police department. >> the director also have to get approval from justice and money. but when this for canada'
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
back at chase.com/freedom. ♪ everybody get, everybody get! ♪ >>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the da
will be here. good night! >>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the co
. according to the san francisco chronicle the company suspects some workers lied about completing the inspections. eight employees have been fired or suspended. pg&e has hired 48 additional inspectors and they hope to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of it is in southern alameda county and the south bay. >>> vallejo police are warning of a scam of a popular holiday gift. fake ipad sold on the street. tara moriarty joins us live. >> reporter: police say they found a stash of fake ipad boxes inside of a car. and they don't know exactly how much the person was intending to sell them for but they believe it was cheaper than what ipads normally go for which is between $300 and $800. inside of those boxes there was a replica ipad that was made out of a picture frame. it was wrapped with duct tape to mimic the back of similar ipad models. and to throw them off more it was wrapped in bubble wrap to hide its true feature. it's unknown where they were going to be sold. we are not sure if this was part of a larger ring. so just remember to open up every product and
backup. give yourself extra time to get into san francisco. the metering lights are on. in san francisco 101, you can see traffic moving along very swimmingly here in the southbound direction on the right side of your screen towards sfo. 680, you can see that the fog has really moved in here, we were seeing it in patches in the danville/dublin area. be careful and drive slowly. 7:08. let's head to rosemary. >>> it's a crisp start to the morning. temperatures rolling back in the 30s. the sun is coming, 7:10, 7:15, depending upon where you live. the official sunrise will have sunshine in store for your afternoon. many of us waking up to sunshine. we're cloudy to mostly cloudy in san jose. some of us waking up with fog. we have visibility down to a quarter mile. fairfield reporting, fog at times, napa down to a quarter mile as well as nova toe. your visibility could drop off suddenly as you make your morning drive. we're seeing the chilliest numbers over the north bay. with the chilly conditions and calm conditions, setting the stage for cold numbers, the possibility for fog over the north
. they usually occur several times a year. >> it will be a desk job for san francisco police sergeant "carl t" while internal affairs investigates him. that is sergeant t. he is now under scrutiny over a video that was on his facebook page. in the post he bragged that he and some friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles per hour in a rented lamborghini. since then he said he was kidding about the speed and drinking. >>> if you are using bart for holiday shopping thieves are targeting you. police say crimes increase around the stations in oakland and san francisco during the holiday season. last night bart oakland police private and volunteer security guards escorted passengers to their cars. bart will also increase security through the end of the month. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, asked -- took my stuff and pistol- whipped me in t face. >> most common is cell phone theft. police say riders should pay attention to their surroundings. >>> layoffs and red tape are causing oakland police to make fewer traffic stops down by 75% from a
this morning is the cold. it is a chilly morning. >> we begin with our live look from san francisco. it would even start to make out the outlines of the buildings. it is cold as daria said. temperatures will stay cold for most of the day. there is a possibility for some spring goes out by the coast. that is where it will stay, we are not looking for too much for today. this weekend, is a different story. we will see widespread showers on saturday into sunday and beyond that the weather was a hit and miss with the showers for the rest of next week. we are definitely in a winter weather pattern with the rain and cold temperatures. full details coming up in just a moment. >> traffic building up the bay bridge toll plaza. the drive time is 16 minutes from the oakland a's and to downtown san francisco. no major problems it is just the 7:00 hour. yet a full weight at a toll plaza and it is crowded at the end,. the east bay if you're planning on using the the nimitz is getting slow for the southbound ride around to 38. it will be a crowd approaching 92 and want to get past 92 through hayward it is s
many times. >> reporter: the weather changed the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulati
to put it out on the air. you can send them to u report. >> moving on late today, san francisco police announced they have broken the back of a high-tech electronic ring. look at all the stuff they have confiscated from this ring. more from news reporter carolyn tyler. >> is any of this stuff yours? it's part of a haul of stolen goods san francisco police has confiscated as they describe as a massive fencing ring. >> hundred plus cellphones, 75 plus laptops. cameras. >> in all, more than 1,000 items worth half a million to two million dollars most taken from car break-ins from san francisco and oakland. police got a break in the case early last month. when an auto burglary at fisherman's wharf was caught on surveillance video. that eventually led police to this apartment san francisco's tenderloin where they made three arrests. >> we believe that this ring is smaller part of a bigger ring. that we put a significant dent that break into cars. >> taken into custody, 24-year-old brothers. and 23-year-old. all face multiple felony charges. what you see on the table is just a portion of wha
the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you se
coverage will also not be as cold. >>catherine: saturday. scary moments in san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood. when a car went off a cliff. you're looking at video from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. how it all unfolded -- after the break. >> and, coming up 5-30. lawmakers making a move to prevent going off a cliff of their own -- the fiscal cliff. president obama, and a top republican meeting at the white house. how close they are to reaching a deal. >> the day that iphone users are here is that google has released a global maps app for the i o s operating system coming up. does anything look out of place here? it's a car -- perched precariously on a cliff. this is in san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood. this is video from sky-7 h-d, abc-7 news. kron4's dan kerman explains >> there were not taking pictures of city hall. >> they were transfixed by this. this car accidently jumped the curb and went down twin peaks. at 30 ft.. >> i did not think that it was possible. >> around 11:3:00 p.m. >> i just heard a loud noise. it looked like they hit the gas and that went over the cliff. >> i
commute of albany. it is crawling up the incline as you work your way into san francisco. >> drive carefully give yourself extra time. traffic is jammed up. let us see how the weather is shaping up. hi erica. >> good morning robyn. a lot of people will have their heat on in the car because it is cold. from we have cloud cover above as we take it outside to our roof can downtowns in francisco. san francisco is not bad at least the start of it. 36 and concord. upper 30s in san carlos. mid '30's in livermore. in to the afternoon futurecast 4 critics by 2:00 p.m. everyone in the '50s. los mid-50s temperatures will cool down into the '40's as we head into 7:00 p.m. tonight. >> i do want to take a look at your afternoon highs neighbor of by neighborhood. >> the arctic cold air from the gulf of alaska is sticking around the bay. a cold front pushing its way through yesterday's. the temperature is 53 for fremont. 55 milpitas. 56 in san jose. over to the east bay. 53 for concord. 54 in danville. mainly sunny skies and the north bay it novato at 54. >> oakland one of the warmest spots at 57.
for fairfield and about. 44 in downtown san francisco. the day planner shows mainly sunny skies and to the afternoon. cool air sticks around your afternoon highs are only climbing into the 50s. and tonight cloudy conditions and calm winds and the forecast. tomorrow some rain will start to approach. where is it going to hit? i will answer your question coming up in my next report. >> what is at high tide going to hit? we're going to live to jackie sissel and mill valley. it flooded yesterday in a parking lot the we're waiting for the king tide. >> i was going to say it hasn't even dried out from yesterday's high tide. we're just a couple hours of from it happening again. that is one of one right there. you can see they have signs up warning people not to park there. they have a huge change though message it signed warning people that the flood is coming. this is what it looked like yesterday due to a king tide. yesterday the tide was at 7.1 and today is close to be the highest tide of the entire year at 7.2. giving you a point of reference, last week at the same time the high tid
hours. anywhere from 0.30 of an inch of rain to over 1 full inch in san francisco. these are impressive totals. i tallied it up to see the precipitation in comparison to last year. and almost 100% above last year's rainfall total at this time of the year is san francisco, also santa rosa, san jose. last year only 77% of normal. today, 138%! rain has ended. tonight, clouds and areas of fog, into the 40s and 50s. tomorrow we will see some areas of heavy fog. otherwise, the fog lifts, reveals plenty of sunshine. it's time to dry out. high pressure building in with the quick passage of today's front. with the sunshine, numbers are pretty similar to what they were today. 50s at the beaches, 60s peninsula. san francisco spot on for this time of the year, 50s, 60s across the north bay. extended forecast, not a raindrop in sight each and every day, a fuel string of sunshiny days! >>> i have a sunny day for the cal football program! [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples.
.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them and millions of couples across the country. >> this means there say chance for an even greater resoluti
armas entregadas por la comunidad a la policía en oakland y san francisco como campaña de ambas ciudades . >> hay 300 armas menos en oakland que pueden usadas para hacer daño . >> [hablando inglés] . >> por su parte el jefe de policía de san francisco dice que sus oficiales están contentos porque parecido se junto de armas . >> en el departamento de policía de oakland donde estaba la alcaldesa dan detalles . >> hacen la comunidad más segura a cambio que se da dinero por las armas es clave bajar las armas en los hogars . >> no se hacen preguntas y por cada arma se dio 200 dólares . >> nosotros les diremos de programas para recibir armas . >> entrega voluntaria es un grano de arena, si se compara con el debate en el congreso del control de armas, . >> tenemos desde washington . >> la tragedia en washington entra en debate las armas . >> en su discurso el presidente dice que hay que actuar y así piensan organizaciones . >> el público no lo olvidara, ahora vemos ahora al presidente barack obama que en su discurso dice que hay que tomar acciones . >> senadores demócratas , dicen
a decenas de personas. >> la policía de san francisco arrestó a 3 personas en conexión por el robo de aparatos electrónicos, robaron más de mil artículos, entre computadores y fteléfonos,abutori recomiendan no dejar nada a la vista en los vehículos para no ser víctimas de los amigos de lo ajeno . >> son cosas que las personas dejan en los asientos y son visibles, los sospechosos vienen, rompen la ventana y se lleva la propiedad, sobretodo en días de fiesta . >> también recuperaron 32 mil dólares en efectivo . >> como le habíamos informado miles de personas que atravesaron un embargo podrían calificar para un programa o recibir dinero, tenemos la información desde la capital del país . >> todos recordamos los testimonios de quienes perdieron sus casas a causa de créditos inescrupulosos . >> dice que el 10 de septiembre . >> después vino el problema de las modificaicones hipoticarias, muchos intentaron, algunos lo logroaron, otros no . >> es frustrante para los clientes porque todo el tiempo los bancos piden cada mes los mismos documentos que uno sometió . >> pero lo qu
sayre, cbs 5. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now, after boasting about a dangerous off-duty joyride. in a facebook post, sergeant carl t. bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding but he's been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sort it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> after a month on the run, software pioneer john mcafee is back in the u.s. and he now admits to playing the crazy card to escape central america. kiet do tells us mcafee's problems aren't necessarily over just yet. >> reporter: john mcafee is now on u.s. soil. and this ring master promises not to stop talking. >> i am going to speak out big- time. >> reporter: john mcafee was the first one off the plane from guatemala. by morning, throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his south beach hotel. >> i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in b
city, colma san bruno, south san francisco and the six stations are free to your self hayward, he roared, coliseum, richmond, concord, north concord. all other bart stations and there are 33. south-bay word are free and regular hayward and south hayward is free. >>jacqueline: still seeing some low cloud coverage but visibility not that bad. with the exception of fairfield as that fog is warming. we are respecting fog for the overnight hours but this is the time when we could see it forming for the overnight valleys. that really dense fog is what we could see overnight with the concentration closer to the livermore valley. the deltoid as we take a look at the weather headlines. low cloud coverage overnight. cooler temperatures. and the delta could see a look with details coming up. >> >> coming up,the new twists in the saga surrounding software pioneer john mc- afee. who is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder in belize. the amoun >>pam: days of heavy rain brings together. a same-sex couple finally. formally. ties the knot... [ female announcer ] this is a special messa
after he took san francisco police on a chase that ended building and fire hydrant. thousands of gallons of water gushed into the city's market neighborhood. police were pulling the the driver drove off and he crashed. after the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. >>pam: bart is now considering charging you more money to park at its lots. kron 4's justine waldman tells us how much and what you can do to try and stop >> when parking rates went up at the daly city bart station in 2010, from 2 to 3 dollars a day. people stopped parking there. so bart brought the price back down. now bart is considering raising the rates at all its parking lots, by charging more for spaces based on demand. a full lot would cost more, >> i would not want to pay more. >> i do not want to see the rates go up. the increase could be as little as 50- cents. bart did have a budget surplus this year, those extra dollars went to fixing seats and adding air conditioning on the trains. bart wants to use the extra par
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